Feeling generous? My school…

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 1988

Go to Office Max, Office Depot, Staples, Target and Walmart and speak to the manager. Explain your situation. They usually destroy/recycle their paper stock as it’s too expensive to send back after their back-to-school sales. With any luck, they might donate to your school. Offer to thank them publicly on the school’s website, newsletter or at back to school night.

Also… contact your local TV stations. They usually have a reporter who specializes in educational matters. Share your situation… they may do a “human interest” story about your school and you’ll get donations.

Good luck!


Post # 5
919 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@peachacid:  Maybe go to a few churches and other places of worship and ask if they can do an announcement for book donations…if they agree you can leave a labeled box behind for the donations to go into.

Post # 6
11614 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

A lot of area restuarants around me used to do a promotional thing where x% of their sales were donated to a cause (it was usually extra curricular groups that did it). Maybe you could get a local pizza/sub place to do it the first week of school and advertise it (since that week is usually stressful and pizza would be an easy choice for parents anyway!) 

Post # 9
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I don’t know what kind of school you work in, but Donors Choose (donorschoose.org) is a great way to fund projects! I think anyone at any school can sign up, but they tend to like low-income/high-needs schools the most.

Post # 10
757 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I also teach at a severely underfunded school- Donor’s Choose and Adopt a Classroom have been life-savers over the years.  I know staples had 10 cent composition notebooks last week – not sure if they’ve continuted through this week!

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